Hey family, so this hashtag had twitter in an uproar a couple of days ago. I literally could not stop laughing! It’s funny because even though we all grew up separately in very very diverse situations and countries most, if not all of the experiences were the same.
For instance I grew up in Ghana, Wes Africa and this meme I’m sure APPLIES TO EVERY BLACK KID lool
Also when you have quick reflexes and you dodge the 1st hit, and your parents take it as you want to fight them back and they go H.A.M on your ass LOOL. My personal fav is when you have to pick out the branch of the tree they will whoop your ass with LOOL.
Anyways to make this hair related, these are a few of the memes I saw that had me in tears. Please feel free to comment and add more pictures.
Photo credit- everywhere lol
What are your personal memes from #Growingupblack? let me know below
Hey guys, happy new month! (Can you believe 2015 is just 4 months away?!) Anyway hope everyone is doing well and preparing for back to school. I hope all your summer plans were successful and was a nice welcomed break!
So today’s post is something a bit different. It’s a collection with lip swatches of my mac lipsticks! I hope it helps someone trying to find suitable shades for their skin. ( I also made a video you guys for YouTube, bear with me whilst I laugh at myself and edit it hopefully I can edit this post later to include it)
But I decided to do this because there isn’t many lip swatches on YouTube for WOC especially. And sometimes the swatches on the hand do not do the colour justice. Also I found that most people combine the lipsticks with lip liners/other lipsticks whereby interrupting the true colour of the lipsticks, so with my swatches no other colours used! Just lipstick and lips LOL. Since I am terrible at describing these colours, I got the ‘official’ description from the mac website for you! Also I have linked a few videos of some lovely ladies on YouTube whose lip swatches helped me pick some of my colours. Check them out they are very useful.
If you are interested in the acrylic lipstick holder ( I’m sure by now everyone has heard of them) I got mine from eBay for about 2 pounds I think but I just found really good ones and bigger too on amazon. click on the picture. it will take you straight there. They are perfect for people who like to display their makeup.
Located in the south of Spain. Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Spain. Thanks to its location, it boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches I have been to. Its all about weather and if youre lucky enough to catch the sun whilst here do not miss that opportunity to go to the Tk3 bar in El puerto de Santa Maria where you can get some really good cocktails famous within the town. Stroll along the beach which is right opposite the bar or sit by the fires and reminisce of all your travel adventure. This is where good company is needed. (Or if you are a solo traveler you will love the tranquility)
Eat fried calamares and drink tinto de verano in another well known restaurant I el puerto called Romerijo’s. Also try tortillita de camarones .Dont forget to visit los italianos in the center of cadiz to taste some good icecream to cool down in the sun. (Try the strawberry! )
Also try to visit Puerto sherry and have lunch by the beach in one of the resturants. I had lunch at an italian restaurant called blanca paloma.
The city of Cadiz is good for history. Dont miss the wall in the center and the castle. Visit the park Genovés opposite the university of Cadiz. Notice how most of the houses are white.
I think that as this was the last city and bad weather I didnt really get a sample of the place, however I do plan on going back there soon. Hopefully I can get more pictures and better ones too.
For my engine although worn out won’t stop until a crash
The last stop before the cliff edge
Is when I thought I stopped for water
I am her
Her locked in this glass box
So I think I am making progress
But I am locked into place
Sorrow sobs turn into screams that must be swallowed. Tears like rivers that run down my face.
Back straight. Eye open. Pupils dilate to let in that glimmer of lights in the room. You’re alerted to another being’s presence. – It’s just a fly.
“Oh God, I can’t do this’ if I have to fake another smile and hide bags enough that I could crawl into underneath my eyes I would not know what to do. But as I work my mac nc45 into my skin, I am doing the exact opposite of what I planned for a Friday night.
I wish it was as easy as breathing. Wrong for breathing in itself it’s a task that requires energy and involves a bunch of chemical reactions of which I could name but do not have the time. So no it can’t be easy as that.
False hope. Blue Skies grey clouds in a drought does not guarantee rain
And so my heart broke when I took my umbrella
That buzz of the fly that I keep hearing
It’s a cycle. Like my old bike I had when I was 9 years old. The worn rubber tires removed so that the metal frame was left. And every time I rode, I could see traces of where I had been but not where I was going. Not yet. But in that moment been the present and at the same time the future of the past but not been able to predict the next future, unless I keep riding. And the tracks that would ensue. And psychology will tell me hindsight bias means I knew it would happen all along.
But if the past is the only indication I have of my future, and if habits are so hard to break then what hope do I have left?
Let me end on this note; the cross is for my salvation.
If birds of the same feather flock together then why do opposites attract?
If I seek to get then why did curiosity kill the cat?
If absence makes the heart grow fonder why am I out of your mind when I am out of sight?
And if the grass is greener on the other side, and home is where the heart is then why I am not happy with my home been on the opposite side?
And as the arms wrap around her, her thoughts come alive
And he has no idea the very words he speaks illicts an opposite response in her mind.
‘for the rest of my life I want to be with you’
I cant be with him
I want to give you everything
There are some luxuries I cant afford
I want to make you happy
Like been happy
I will fight for you
I am so tired
We will be together forever
You will become a memory like everything
I love you
Another luxury too pricey for me
I want a future with you
Two world will not co-exist. One will triumph.
How do opposites stay together?
Why did curiosity kill the cat?
Why did I leave your mind when I left your sight?
I think I love the idea of loving you without actually pausing for a second to think what love is? I think I love the idea of you fighting for me and yes as a woman I would expect that from a man but I also love the idea of fighting against you for me.
I am not ready like Alicia Keys.
But if thinking about you means anything
Then you mean the world to me
And if looking at you means something
Then boy, my eyes will not get its fill of you, my brain will not be satisfied with the images of you
Because they are not enough
Either will my hands get used to the habit of touching your body
Hey guys, hope everyone has enjoyed their summer (which is quickly coming to an end!). So I am currently living in Spain and will be here for the next year and I wanted to share my first week with you. (But why are my eyes watery?)
So, I am here as an Erasmus student( since nobody seems to know what that is, it’s basically an exchange programme funded by the British Council through Universities for students to study/work abroad or you can Google it).
Prior to me coming to Spain, I had read on quite a few forums and even watched some YouTube videos about their attitude towards black people and it was mostly negative. Now I am not saying this is true or false, but I will share my experiences so far with you. I havenot been here long, but I have been out a few times, both day and night.
All my experiences so far have been good. My landlord was kind even to let me stay a week without paying my deposit first (lol), he also spoke to his parents about picking me up from the airport to my house in villaviciosia de Odon, a town just outside Madrid for half the price. They are the lovely couple I have ever met. They took me to the supermarket then checked up on me later that evening. When I did go out, anyone I asked for directions with the very little Spanish I knew and English was still able to help me if they knew. I have stares but from men (lol) and that’s about it. The only negative/racist (I think so anyway lol, might not necessarily be true because this is biased) experience is my neighbours’ dogs who seems to find me coming out of my house a reason to bark! And it’s such a little dog. And at night and during the day. And when that dog starts all the other digs start barking as well. (I think I’m surrounded by dogs which is not a good thing!)
My advice is, don’t believe everything you read on the internet or even see on YouTube (so cliché I know) because the experience is different for everyone. All you can do is pray to God that nothing bad/negative happens to you. And even if there was racism, don’t let something that stupid deter you from experiencing a new culture, lifestyle and potential opportunities!
Now for the fun part.
I suggest checking out couchsurfing.org before travelling to a new country. This site is great for meeting the locals or other travellers. I have been speaking to quite a few people (which strangely are men lol) and met a few people as well. If you’re on an exchange programme or anything of the sort, make sure you check out any Facebook groups that may be or create one even! I have met so many people, we have been out and planning to go out. You will find people from around the globe! In the same position as you and everyone is ready to make new friends and start their experience wherever they maybe. And I met a guy who has been totally helpful with my moving here so shout out to him and it helps he’s cute too (LOL by the way Latino guys are too hot)
So to my family and friends back home, I am okay, well, safe, happy and getting darker lol.
To my new friends here and ones am yet to meet I hope we will have a great time here together and build friendships that will last a long time.
So my first week in Spain has been awesome and I’m so thankful for that! Here are some pictures of people I have met and things we have done. Until next time, hasta la vista
I should add I’m off to try and find Primark.. serious budgeting comes now! International student life.
Ok so it was my birthday on the 22nd of April!!! Whoop whoop finally 20! I am so grateful to God for the addition of another year and to all those who wished me a happy birthday! I pray this year brings me more success, wonderful surprises and the continued development of close friendships and relationships.
So the real reason for this post? (Bear in mind its exam season!) I quickly wanted to share what I got for my birthday. (Also I have not updated my blog in a while). I got some really really nice gifts, some of which were a total surprise and some I really wanted. So quickly here are my presents. I also want to say thank you to all who got me something.
Anyway, I recently started getting into MAC ( I know I’m late but I didn’t want to jump into the HYPE just because) so I got my myself( for my birthday of course, the match master foundation, studio fix concealer and fix plus spray) and I loveee it. I also got the viva glam two lipstick(satin finish). During the Easter, Debenhams has a sale on their MAC lipsticks (12.60 not a huge difference but just enough for me to purchase two more lool) I bought the candy yum-yum lipstick (matte finish) because it was soo hyped, I got it and it’s not even that great and the half and half (amplified finish). This was the first ever MAC lipstick I tried on last year and fell in love with it so obviously I had to get it and I LOVE it.
So knowing this my friends got me four more MAC lipsticks!!!!
Ruby Woo (retro matte) – my girls are so proud of me for getting this. Apparently (true) all my lipsticks are neutral colours lool but hey you can’t blame me for that lol.
Pink nouveau (satin) – I like this better than the candy yum-yum.
Up the amp (amplified) – the most amazing purple lipstick everrrr.. LOVEE
Angel (frost)- also one of the MAC lipsticks I fell in love with
I have 6 perfumes already not a massive collection so I was planning on getting some more. Insert birthday insert presents 3 new sexy perfumessss
Roberto cavali aqua- I have been wearing this all week. I love love love the same of this. This perfume came with a free gift; a large golden bag which will be great for when I have to start travelling. Love the smell love the bottle top for some reason
Coco Chanel- perfect mistake. I told my friends to get me the Coco Mademoiselle( you know the one with keira Knightley in the advert? The pink one?) But they forgot and got me this one instead. This is okay because I love this scent. It’s such a classic ridiculously expensive perfume (lol). Love it and you know I will only be wearing it on special occasions. ( Still contemplating if I should get the Coco Mademoiselle)
Calvin Klein one- I dislike strong perfume and this one is quite strong. I was happy to get a CK perfume but I’m not a big fan of this scent. Hmm maybe it will grow on me.
I love bags. Omdz. Walk into my room and I have all manner of bags. In particular, I love the structured-put-me-down-and-i-will-still-shine-bright-like-a-diamond kind of bags( I just made that up but you know the office structured bags)yh. So my girl got me the Zara office bad in black and boy. I loveee that bag. It’s got so many different compartments. I used that bag for 3 days and I still have not used some of the compartments in it loool. That bag is now beside my other Zara bag( you know the large shopper bag that was the HYPE last year?)
Shout out to my lovely brother who got me an itouch last year and an iPad this year.. Now obviously I had to do some co-ordination so since my laptop and itouch were already white, I asked him to get me a white iPad. Plus I got a white case for it ( guys you have to check out acme made cases for iPad and laptops! It’s so slim, not bulky and water resistant. http://www.acmemade.co.uk/product/The-Skinny-Sleeve-Fits-all-iPads,38,3.htm I loveee it oh my. I already started downloading so many apps for it( he went all out 64 gig)
I also got a 2 asos dresses
With birthday money
I bought a new camera- all the pictures were shot with it. canon powershot A810 HD
I’m also thinking of buying new conserves but I haven’t decided if I should or not.
So guys these are what I got and I am really grateful for everyone who came to my lunch( since we are all under a lot of pressure and that epic fail afterwards when we said we would go to the library lol), all everyone who called me as well or text or instagram or tweeted me God bless you.
End of post getting back to my revision. I am in the library.
I will be doing swatches of my lipsticks at some point in life, but not now, not when I have impending papers.. Second year uni student!